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1 Oct 2018

Part Time Recreation Leader – Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

City of Leandro – Posted by AJN San Leandro, California, United States

Job Description

The Position

The City of San Leandro is accepting applications for Recreation Leader – Lifeguard/Swim Instructor positions.  These part-time positions are supervised by the Recreation and Human Services Department.  If you enjoy working with children and are interested in providing strong customer service in a swimming pool atmosphere, you are encouraged to apply.

Positions may require working rotating shifts, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.  Work assignments may vary depending on the needs of the department.  These are part-time positions that will not exceed a maximum of 990 hours per City fiscal year (July through June).

Candidates must be at least 15 years of age.  At the time of hire, must possess current certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.  A pre-employment swim test and the ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds are required.

Supervision Exercised and Received:  Receives supervision from the Recreation Specialist I or above.   Recreation Leader may exercise supervision when working with volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:  The essential functions of the classification may include, but are not limited to, the functions below and are subject to changes in operational necessity.

  • Leads, oversees and participates in the activities of participants in various aquatic programs, events and activities;
  • Maintains order at aquatic sites; administers first aid and/or lifeguard rescue skills as needed; completes incident/accident reports as appropriate; reports identified safety hazards;
  • Performs pool attendant and facility caretaker tasks; ensures proper use of facilities and restores facilities to original condition upon completion of aquatic function; cleans, removes debris, and restores to prior set-up;
  • Follows all pool safety rules and Recreation and Human Services Department protocols included in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program; takes appropriate action as required to identify and correct safety hazards and report safety concerns to his/her supervisor;
  • Assembles supplies; sets up tables and chairs needed for various programs; performs all related event set-ups; sets up a variety of pool equipment and follows pool opening/closing procedures;
  • Attends to minor needs and problems that may occur in the program or activity during the period of assignment; facilitates resolution or enlists assistance from senior pool staff;
  • Provides recommendations for special aquatic programs and events;
  • Works with various organizations and groups in implementing assigned programs;
  • Ensures aquatic facilities and pool equipment are available and maintained in a safe and satisfactory fashion;
  • Officiates, organizes and coordinates aquatic activities including swim lessons, water aerobics classes, recreational swims and events;
  • Collects fees at fee-based events, programs and activities;
  • Performs required duties under the City’s disaster response plan;
  • Instructs swimming and water safety classes and serves as lifeguard;
  • Prepares post program and activity information, schedules and other reports;
  • Shows available pool space/locations to potential renters; inspects rental locations prior to and at the conclusion of rentals;
  • Maintains pool attendance, safety, and swim lesson report cards; and
  • Maintains discipline at assigned facility; enforces rules and regulations governing assigned programs; addresses disciplinary/behavior concerns of youth participants with parents/guardians; secures aquatic facilities at conclusion of events.

Non-essential Functions:

  • Balances cash drawer for fee-based programs/activities;
  • Registers/checks-in students arriving for swim lessons;
  • Maintains cleanliness and order in recreation facilities office;
  • Re-stocks promotional materials;
  • Provides phone coverage as needed; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Fundamentals and techniques of aquatic games, sports, special events, maintenance of pools and facilities and other related recreational activities;

Application of first-aid and lifesaving techniques;

Rules and regulations for swimming and pool activities; and

Activities appropriate for various age ranges.

Ability to:
Develop interest and encourage participation in assigned aquatic activity;

Work independently and assume responsibility for a task;

Deal effectively and courteously with participants of various ages;

Communicate orally and maintain good relations with the public; and

Keep and maintain various records.

Experience and Education Guidelines:  Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  Courses in arts and crafts, games, aquatics, special events, children and adult sports, and other related recreation courses; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience:  Entry-level experience relevant to the particular activity to which assigned.

Licenses/certifications/other requirements: 
Candidates must be at least 15 years of age for Lifeguard/Swim Instructor position.   Water Safety Instructor/Lifeguard Instructor certification is highly desired.  Candidates must obtain a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test; current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certifications and Red Cross standard First Aid certification. The ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds is required.  

Must be willing to work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements; travel to attend meetings and recreation events, activities and programs.  Classification requires the possession and continued maintenance of a valid class “C” California driver’s license (may be waived for designated positions).

Conditions of Work: During the course of performing the functions of this position, the employee may encounter the following conditions:

Working indoors, working outdoors, temperature changes, dust, fumes/smoke/gasses, chemicals, noise, computer monitor use, open flames, blood borne pathogens, working alone or with other individuals.

Additional Information

Salary and Benefits:  The current hourly salary range for Recreation Leader is $13.33 – $16.20.  Employment may begin at any step of the range, depending upon the qualifications of the person selected. These are part-time positions that will not exceed a maximum of 990 hours per City fiscal year (July through June).  The City’s employment benefit package is not extended to these hourly, part-time positions.

Application and Selection Process:  Apply online by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the “Apply” link.  Completed applications must be on file with the Human Resources Division by 5:00 p.m., October 26, 2018.

Important:  Applications with “See Resume” as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered.  The application for employment and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted to be considered for this position.

Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a qualifying written examination, structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate. All applicants invited to the examination(s) will be notified of date, time, and place of examination(s).

The selection process will consist of the following schedule:

Phase I:  The City application and supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated to determine applicants’ qualifications.

Phase II:  A limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to further participate in the selection process, which may include a personal interview, swim test, and/or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate.  Candidates invited to a personal interview will receive notification of the date, time and location of the interview.  The Recreation and Human Services Department will make the final hiring decision.

The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which may include, but not limited to, a personal and employment history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, medical, polygraph, psychological testing, and verification of a valid California driver’s license.

In accordance with Federal law, the City of San Leandro will hire only those individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  As a condition of employment, you will be required to present proof of your identity and employment eligibility.  Minors must also complete and submit a State of California Certificate of Age (Work Permit) prior to commencing employment.

Americans with Disabilities Act:  In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Human Resources Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Division prior to 5:00 p.m. of the final filing deadline if accommodations are required.  Medical documentation must be provided upon request.

Disaster Service Worker: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100.  In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.

Mission Statement:  We, the employees of the City of San Leandro are dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of this community.  We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards, to communicate a vision of the future, and to enhance the quality of life for every citizen.

Veteran’s Preference:  If applying for first-time employment with the City of San Leandro within five years of separation from full-time active service, veteran’s preference points will be given to honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of three consecutive years of full-time, active service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must receive an overall passing score in order to qualify for the application of veteran’s preference, which will result in a three percent increment to that passing score. Applicants wishing to qualify must, prior to the application deadline, attach or provide a DD Form 214 as proof of eligibility for the veteran’s preference.

The City of San Leandro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.




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